Sun Peaks Resort crams the final weekends of the season with three major events. The events target a wide age group with something for kids, adults, and families.
The Rio Tinto Alcan Nancy Greene Husky Snow Star Festival corrals kids ages 5-11 years old on the slopes March 26-27. The event gives kids in the Nancy Greene Ski League a chance to experience different forms of competition on the slopes, including slalom, jumping, kombi, moguls, and a speed trap, plus the opportunity to meet the Olympic champion, Canada's female athlete of the 20th century, and the skier whose name titles their snow sports learning program. Entry costs $60 per racer.
"Literally hundreds of kids come in for this race," spokesperson Christopher Nicholson told us. "They get to meet, ski with, and race against Nancy Greene."
The Canadian Alpine Masters Championships takes place April 1-3, bringing in adults to vie for titles in Super G, giant slalom, and slalom. "The event may be the Canadian championships, but people from all over North America attend," said Nicholson. "It an annual event with good competition and from the social side, a big hit."
The season finale takes place April 9-10 for closing weekend. Competitions include a human dog sled race, a dummy downhill, 80s retro costumes, and a slush cup, plus the events may for fun family spectating. "It's classic Warren Miller-esque stuff," said Nicholson.